My current work in progress:

Tawney Sweater,byย Jenni Barrett, knit from MadelineTosh Tosh Sock,ย using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

The Candle Does Not Lie


Ay-yup. I’m 50.

And I’m Still Knitting the Bohus

I finished the first sleeve and have just barely started on the front. The back is done.


Heifer Winners!

It is time to announce the final winners in the Heifer Project. as usual, I used the random number generator at to first generate 6 numbers for the weekly prizes, and then once again to generate the number for the grand prize. So, here are the weekly prize winners:

Janet “Fire Dragon” wins 600 yards sportweight icelandic wool.

Vivian F. wins 2 skeins Knitpicks Simple Stripes sock yarn.

Lois A. wins 2 skeins lama/wool yarn from Mountain View Farm.

Pat J. wins Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis.

Laura in Berkeley wins a set of stitchmarkers.

Dawne L. wins 3.5 ounces of handpainted organic merino wool from

ETA: Yikes! I forgot one winner!

Deb wins the instant sock yarn stash from The Sweet Sheep.

All winners have been emailed. ๐Ÿ™‚

And the grand prize winner is . . .

Debi! Debi wins the Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera with 28-80mm lens, 2 batteries, battery charger, carrying case, neck strap, and 128mb Compact Flash card.

Congratulations to the winners, and heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated. You all have made this project a success way beyond my wildest dreams. I’m going to leave the registry open for a while . . . just because I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lucy Sez


“Happy Birthday, Momma. Now give me a treat.”


  1. Happy BDay! How does it feel being 50? I am goig there in 27 days!!

  2. Happy Birthday Wendy!!!!!! Here’s to you!!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday (and Happy New Year)! I wish you health, happiness, love, and lots of fiber for 2007!

  4. Happy 50th Birthday, chica! And many many more.

  5. Happy Birthday Wendy and many wonderful days ahead for you. The fifth decade is the best ever!

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday, Wendy! 50.. Well, I beat you to it six months ago and I was feeling pretty sorry for myself, until I told an 83 year old friend.. Hah! Not much sympathy there!
    Happy Knitting!

  7. Happy 49! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Happiest of birthdays to you Wendy! May today and all the rest of your days be happy and full of good things.

  9. Happy Birthday!
    Had I known the registry would stay open, I would have done my gift of Llama via the wendyknits registry!

  10. Happy, Happy New Decade to Ewe. . . … . . er. . . . You, that is!

  11. *H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

  12. Happy, happy birthday!!

  13. De-Lurking to wish you a happy, happy birthday!

    (with bellyrubs to Lucy, of course)

  14. Happy Birthday!
    Your Bohus Sweater looks fabulous, happy finishing,

  15. Happy birthday to you and hope this coming year is a great one!

  16. Thank you again for having the drawing and for creating an opportunity to donate to a great cause!
    i forgot to wish you Happy Birthday in my email.
    I hope you have a very special day!!!

  17. Happy Birthday!

  18. Sue from Eau Claire says:

    Happy Birthday –

  19. Happy (milestone) Birthday!
    You don’t look a day over 29.

  20. Dude, Happy Birthday! How awesome that Fluffyknitter Deb won the camera.

  21. Happy Birthday!!! I look forward to seeing you model your pretty Bohus sweater. Thank you to you & L-B for your “Knit from Your Stash 2007” inspiration.

  22. Happy Birthday Wendy. A half century of experience is a totally handy thing to have around.

  23. Happy Birthday!
    Thank you, I can’t believe I won something!
    I think it’s great how much money you raised.

  24. Woo! Woo! Happy 50th Wendy! That is a big milestone so I hope you celebrate a lot! And women age like a fine red wine!


  25. happy birthday wendy! many many happy returns of the day.
    the bohusโ€”the bohusโ€”oh my . . .

  26. Raye, mother of the other Capricorn Wendy, in NYC says:

    Dear Wendy,
    I just called my daughter, the other Jan. 2nd Capricorn Wendy, who is vacationing in Costa Rica.
    She asked me to wish you congratulations on the 10th anniversary of your 5th birthday! I hope you have had a glorious birthday.
    And congratulations again on leading such a great fundraiser for H.I.!

  27. Happy Birthday!

  28. Happy Birthday!!

  29. Many happy returns, Wendy! I hope 2007 is a wonderful, fabulous year for you (though I’m sure it will be ๐Ÿ˜‰ If only I can be as fun and interesting when I hit 50! (27 years to go. I just might make it…)

  30. Happy Birthday and congrats on running such a wonderful fundraiser!

  31. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you all the best on your special day!!!

  32. Happy birthday Wendy! Fran(almost 50 too), UK

  33. In the words of the Chairman of the Board: “the BEST is yet to come, and won’t it be FINE!”

    YES, m’lady, the very Best to you on your Birthday!

    BIG HUGS & KISSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. happy birthday! here’s to many more years of prolific knitting!

    also, a big pat on the back for the awesome job of raising money for heifer international. that’s quite a total!

  35. Happy, Happy Birthday! 50 is great…I’m almost 52 and this is a great time of our lives!!! Hope yours was wonderful.

  36. Happy Birthday Wendy!!

  37. Happy Birthday.
    I hope the first fifty were good
    the next fifty will be great.
    Hope you got all the yarns you were wishing for because I think all birthday gift yarns are exempt from the fiber diet on that special day.

  38. Tina Rose says:

    Hay… up to the age of 49 it’s all just a dress rehersal!

    What’s really going to be fun, is in seven years your age will match your birth year. That happened to me this past Septemeber and I just realized it I was born in’53 and I’m 53!! This is my sister’s 50th as well (in June)


  39. Happy Birthday, Wendy!!!!!!

  40. Happy Birthday!!!! And hey you are still younger than me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. Happy Birthday! I hope your 50th year will be the best one. Miki

  42. Happy birthday, Wendy!

    That sweater is looking gorgeous. Drool.

  43. Happy Golden 50th Birthday! It’s gonna be a great year!

  44. Happy birthday,Wendy. Bohus is wonderful.

  45. Haaaappy Birthday!!! Many more to come. You are fantastic!!

  46. Happy Birthday! And all the best wishes for the second half of your life.

  47. Lisa in Georgia says:

    Happy 50th birthday! Congrats on an awesome total for Heifer International!!!

    Thank you for another great year of knitting inspiration!

  48. Happy birthday, Wendy
    1957 must have been a good year for Wendy’s, I turn 50 this year as well, but not for 6 mmore months. I hope you have the best year yet.

  49. Happy 50th, Wendy!

  50. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. happy birthday oh knitting goddess!!!

  53. Happy birthday!!!!!

  54. I want to add in on the birthday wishes ๐Ÿ™‚ hope it doesn’t get lost in the bottom of the pile. Any birthday would be made better with a chorus like this! Happy birthday, Wendy!

  55. Happy Birthday, Wendy!!! … and maaany moooore…


  56. Barbara-Kay says:

    I gave my husband the proverbial red sports car for his 50th birthday (a Del Sol. If you’re a sports car fan, you know it was 11 years ago, the last year of issue.) His license plate was NIFTY50. Go for it! Happy Birthday!

  57. Happy birthday, Wendy! What a great day for a birthday; it is the same as my daughter’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Happy Birthday Wendy! Hope you had a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Happy Birthday and hooray on the Bohus! At a distance you can really see the pattern blend into something new. (And LOL at concealing the errant white stitch!)

    Happy New Year Lucy!

  60. No fair showing those of us who are knitting from our stash that beautiful Bohus sweater! I want the kit! But I keep reminding myself of all the wonderful sweaters trapped in balls of wool in my house and I will just have to control myself.

    Happy Birthday!

  61. Happy Birthday Wendy!! Hope it was a wonderful one.

  62. Welcome to my side of 50, heh,heh,heh (evil laughter). Another one crosses over! Happy Birthday,


  63. Happy Birthday! The Bohus is beautiful. You’ve inspired me to try my hand at knitting one, even if I only get to wear it one day a year during our mild Alabama winters.

  64. Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a wild night!

    I’ve been a bit behind in my blog reading, so I only just now saw your end-of-’06 shopping spree. I just bought two skeins of the Cascade Ecological Wool for what I hope to be my first sweater ever! I’m trying to design it myself too, using other sweater patterns and a stitch dictionary. Have you worked with it before? Is it good for aran patterns? My birthday’s coming up too and I’m planning a mini birthday spree at Springwater Fiber Workshop myself. I’m hoping to find some good laceweight and take a crack at making a shawl. Fingers crossed!

  65. Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy, enjoy.

  66. Fifty and Fantastic! What a wonderful feeling it must be to know you funneled $42K+ to those in need.

  67. Sorry I’m so late. Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you had a magnificent day!

    We only get better with age!

  68. Wendy – Happy birthday and happy new year! The fifties are fabulous. BTW, have you decided what you are making with the Sea Silk you bought in New York? I got one skein for Christmas and haven’t figured it out.

  69. Happy birthday, Wendy! can’t wait to try the guacamole recipe–looks awesome.

  70. Happy birthday, lovely Bohus!

  71. Heh. Happy birthday. No matter how old you get, I’ll always be older. ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Robyn in Australia says:

    Happy 50th Birthday and hope you had a wonderful
    day. I love reading your blog it is interesting.
    My husband and I saw two rag doll cross kittens
    yesterday and I thought of your Lucy.

  73. Hey Wendy!
    I’m so delighted to learn I share a birthday with one of my favorite bloggers! I was 38 on Tuesday, it’s a bit of a non-number: just counting down to the next big one. Congrats on your new decade and keep posting!

  74. Happy big Five O ๐Ÿ™‚ The bohus is looking lovely.( and Lucy of course )

  75. I also turned 50 this year. Are we twins?
    ….Happy Birthday…
    Janet (aka Jan-Knit)

  76. Happy Birthday, Wendy!

  77. Habby belated Birthday!

  78. Happy belated birthday, Wendy! Here’s to a wonderful year!

  79. I’ve been away … I missed yer burfday … happy belated birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  80. Happy belated, Wendy! And many happy returns! ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. Belated birthday wishes. I facing the big 60 in April! Enjoy your blog.